Missouri bill targets United Nations agreement

Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 11:27 a.m. CDT; updated 12:40 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 9, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri legislature has approved legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies outlined in a 1992 United Nations document that could affect private property rights.

The bill cleared the House 118-37 on Wednesday and passed the Senate earlier this year. It now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.

The measure takes aim at "Agenda 21," a nonbinding UN agreement signed by 178 nations that encourages sustainable development. The agreement encourages environmentally friendly and sustainable practices around the world, with suggestions from the international level down to cities and towns.

Sponsoring Republican Rep. Lyle Rowland, of Cedarcreek, said he is concerned the agreement will infringe on private property rights without due process.

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Kevin Gamble May 9, 2013 | 2:22 p.m.

The question comes to mind: is there a point at which our state's legislators should be subject to clinical diagnosis of pathological paranoia?

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Michael Williams May 9, 2013 | 4:54 p.m.

KevinG: I dunno. "Cut them off at the pass" worked for Roy Rogers and Gene Autry.

I'm kinda sorta proud of 'em.......

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frank christian May 10, 2013 | 7:49 a.m.

"Republican Rep. Lyle Rowland, of Cedarcreek, said he is concerned the agreement will infringe on private property rights without due process."

Kevin is in a typical liberal corner, here. He cannot state his hope regarding U.N. and private property rights (might receive a thrashing, verbal at least, from neighbrs who share Rowland's correct view.) His only alternative is his 1st
Amendment right to say whatever comes to mind, to criticize the lawmakers trying to preserve our way of life.

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